Harley-Davidson's Enthusiast Collection, featuring units inspired to honour vets. Media sourced from Ultimate Motorcycling.
Harley-Davidson's Enthusiast Collection, featuring units inspired to honour vets. Media sourced from Ultimate Motorcycling.

Harley-Davidson: The G.I. Enthusiast Collection (2022)

Celebrating the Service of U.S. Armed Forces Members

Harley-Davidson is celebrating our country’s vets with a new edition for the Pan America™ 1250 Special and Tri Glide® Ultra models – and they’re not keeping the models to the general community. 

According to Harley’s press release, two special vets will be awarded a unit from the The G.I. Enthusiast Collection: 

Gary Wetzel, an honoured vet and recipient of a unit of Harley's G.I. Enthusiast Collection. Media sourced from Harley's Facebook page.
Gary Wetzel, an honoured vet and recipient of a unit of Harley’s G.I. Enthusiast Collection. Media sourced from Harley’s Facebook page.

Gary Wetzel

“A Medal of Honor recipient for his heroic actions in the Vietnam War after his U.S. Army helicopter was shot down and came under heavy enemy fire.”

“Severely wounded, he continued to fight back and help other injured soldiers. He is an avid Harley-Davidson rider and veteran issues activist.”

Harley-Davidson's Enthusiast Collection, featuring units inspired to honour vets. Media sourced from Harley's website.
Harley-Davidson’s Enthusiast Collection, featuring units inspired to honour vets. Media sourced from Harley’s website.

Brian “Amarok” Critton

“Critton served for a decade in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Iraq, and now is active with veterans service organizations like Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).”

Critton’s actions included a trip to a Muay Thai meeting (on a Harley, of course), when the man saw smoke from a 3-vehicle accident and “pulled a woman from the accident.” 

So what does the The G.I. Enthusiast Collection entail?

Harley-Davidson's Enthusiast Collection, featuring units inspired to honour vets. Media sourced from Harley's website.
Harley-Davidson’s Enthusiast Collection, featuring units inspired to honour vets. Media sourced from Harley’s website.

Both the Pan America™ 1250 Special and Tri Glide® Ultra models feature a Mineral Green Denim Deluxe paint job, alongside service-inspired graphics, with the scheme “available only as factory-installed for the Pan America™ 1250 Special and Tri Glide® Ultra models, in limited quantities primarily for the U.S. market.”

Harley-Davidson's Enthusiast Collection, featuring units inspired to honour vets. Media sourced from Harley's website.
Harley-Davidson’s Enthusiast Collection, featuring units inspired to honour vets. Media sourced from Harley’s website.

The Pan America 1250 Special G.I. model will have a U.S. MSRP of $20,799, with the G.I. Enthusiast Collection Tri Glide Ultra model showing off a U.S. MSRP of $38,099.

Stay tuned for updates, drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from Harley-Dvaidson, Blog Motorcycle.com, Harley’s Facebook page and Ultimate Motorcycling*

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